Ian Curran

Ex video store alum. RIP Xtravision

Put some respect on the 3 ⭐️ movie!

Favorite films

  • When Harry Met Sally...
  • The Shining
  • Scream
  • Jaws

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  • The Last Dance

    ★★★★★

  • Moonfall

    ★★

  • Body Double

    ★★★

  • Lake Placid

    ★★★

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★★

    ”Please let me keep this memory.”

    After a difficult breakup Joel (Jim Carey) discovers his ex-partner Clementine (Kate Winslet) has erased him from her memory with the help of a new technology. Heartbroken and alone, Joel decides to undergo the same procedure in order to escape the pain of been forgotten.

    The procedure involves reliving each memory—good and bad—as they’re actively erased around you. Joel becomes sentient during the process and is overcome with regret. What follows is a creative,…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★

    Revenge is an uncomplicated action. It lacks depth and ambiguity. It has a straightforwardness that can be pleasurable in a base kind of way.

    When I heard Eggers was making a Viking revenge movie I imagined he was taking a turn towards more mainstream storytelling; more traditional fare. How wrong I was.

    Don’t get me wrong I’m a huge admirer of his work, but there’s a self-consciousness to The Witch and The Lighthouse that feel like the work of a…

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  • The Last Dance

    The Last Dance

    ★★★★★

    One of the great modern sports documentaries. I don’t think we’ll ever see such a perfect blend of fly-on-the-wall archival footage, honest analysis, and amazing needle drops ever again. It has an almost timeless feel to it, while simultaneously feeling of its era.

    Even though it’s not officially a 30 for 30 doc, it still has the DNA of that landmark series in its bones. It understands that Jordan is the central figure and deserves most of our attention, but…

  • Moonfall

    Moonfall

    ★★

    ”I’m a construct, from your minds.”

    This movie falls somewhere between a spoof and just not giving a sh#t.

    The CGI is cheap and awful. It looks like the graphics Amazon Studios use at the beginning of their original movies. It also felt like Roland couldn’t decide if he wanted to do a monster movie or a natural disaster movie about the moon, so he decided to combine the two: a monster in the moon movie.

    It also seems like…

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  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    ★★

    I try to avoid hyperbole as much as I can, but Im 100% guilty of waxing lyrical about things that move me, or with stuff I feel is important.

    It’s not an exaggeration to say The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV shows ever made—that’s just consensus. Where I run the risk of jumping from effusive to full blown atomic hyperbole, is when I say The Sopranos is one of the most important pieces of art from the last…

  • Landscapers

    Landscapers

    ★★★★★

    ”It’s not my story to tell.”

    What this miniseries pulls off is no easy feat. It juggles tragedy, sweetness, and a cutting sense of humour, while refusing to stand in judgement of its protagonists.

    There were so many choices that blew me away. From the expressionism, to the western themes, everything about the show felt like a big swing.

    I love the references to High Noon, arguably the most transgressive and morally complex western ever made. Neither protagonist has the…